Tom Holland Used His ‘Billy Elliot’ Training To Help Him Land Spider-Man Role

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We’re about six months away from meeting our new Spider-Man and while out doing promotion for his latest film In The Heart Of The Sea, actor Tom Holland commented on landing the role and what skills he used to set him apart from the other actors. The 19 year old actor played Billy Elliot for two years on London’s West End and revealed that he used the skills learned during that time to stand out while auditioning for the role of a lifetime. 

I basically did a somersault into frame and a somersault out of frame and I was like, ‘They may never see this but if they do I need them to know that I’ve got some gymnastics abilities and stuff. And every tape I sent in I always did a little acrobatic demo to try and convince them to give me the role.

If you’ve been on Holland’s Instagram, you definitely know that he’s got some skills in the acrobatic department. Here’s hoping they put them to good use when the character makes his debut in next year’s Captain America: Civil War before getting his own film in we see Spidey swing into his own reboot in 2017. Let us know your thoughts on Holland’s comments in the section below.

Source: The Irish Examiner

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